Skin Tags Specialist

Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics

Dermatologist & Cosmetic Dermatologist located in Austin, TX

Whether they’re on your face or near your armpits, skin tags can make you self-conscious — but they don’t have to! David A. Bushore, MD, can easily remove your skin tags right in his Austin, Texas, office with no downtime. Contact Balcones Dermatology and Aesthetics today to learn more or schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Bushore online.

Skin Tags Q & A

What are skin tags?

Skin tags are small, benign growths. Called acrochordon, they’re typically soft, painless, and may look like a bulb on top of a stem. These growths are very common, and almost everyone gets at least one at some point in their lives.

Skin tags are usually harmless, and you may develop one or hundreds. While they can be found just about anywhere on the body, they’re most likely to appear on your:

  • Eyelids

  • Neck

  • Armpits

  • Groin fold

  • Under breasts

Skin tags appear with equal frequency in men and women, and they are more common among middle-aged adults and those who are obese.

Do skin tags need to be removed?

In most cases, it isn’t medically necessary to have skin tags removed. But there are certain times when it’s recommended. Dr. Bushore may advise a removal and biopsy if your skin tag:

  • Bleeds

  • Continues to grow

  • Has multiple colors

Dr. Bushore can also remove your skin tag if it’s bothersome, has become red or irritated, gets snagged on zippers or buttons, or makes you feel self-conscious.

How are skin tags removed?

When you see Dr. Bushore for skin tag removal, he may administer a local anesthetic, depending on the number of skin tags you’re having removed. Because he uses lidocaine, there’s no need to fast before the procedure, and you’re still able to drive yourself home.

Once the area is numb, Dr. Bushore may use one of the following methods to remove your skin tags:

  • Cutting with scissors or scalpel

  • Freezing with liquid nitrogen

  • Burning with electric cautery

If you’re ready to have your skin tags removed, contact Balcones Dermatology and Aesthetics today. You can call to schedule your appointment or book online.